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Colorado Ballet's 2014-2015 season in posters

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Here is a quick preview of our upcoming 54th season in posters!  During the 2014-2015 season, Colorado Ballet will present A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dracula, The Nutcracker, Ballet MasterWorks and Peter and the WolfClick here for more information about any of these upcoming productions.

Photos: Chandra Kuykendall, Domenico Luciano, Dana Benton, Maria Mosina, Kevin Gaël Thomas and Joshua Allenback, by Allen Birnbach 

An Evening Under the Stars promotion ends August 1

Monday, July 28, 2014

Colorado Ballet's promotion for 20% covered seating to An Evening Under the Stars performance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 16 at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater ends on August 1.  To redeem the promotion, click here and type in the promo code BALLET before you select your seats.  This promo is only valid for covered seating and will not work for general admission lawn seating.

An Evening Under the Stars will include excerpts of Colorado Ballet’s upcoming fall productions A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dracula.  The production will also include other classical and contemporary works.  The evening will close with Sandra Brown’s The Last Beat, with music by DeVotchKa, which premiered in March.

Don't miss this great preview of Colorado Ballet's 2014-2015 season and other ballet excerpts!

Artists of Colorado Ballet in The Last Beat by Sue Daniels Photography
Photo: Artists of Colorado Ballet in "The Last Beat" by Sue Daniels Photography 

Single tickets are on sale now for Colorado Ballet’s 2014-2015 season

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Artists of Colorado Ballet in A Midsummer Night's Dream by Terry ShapiroSingle tickets went on sale today for Colorado Ballet’s 54th season, which will include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula, The Nutcracker and Ballet MasterWorks at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and Peter and the Wolf at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts.

The season opens with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, September 26-October 5, 2014.  This enchanting ballet inspired by Shakespeare’s classic is filled with mischief, romance and comedy.  A Midsummer Night’s Dream features choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and a musical score by Felix Mendelssohn, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and the Colorado Children’s Chorale.

Back by popular demand, Colorado Ballet will perform a spine-tingling Halloween production of Dracula, October 31-November 2, 2014Dracula features choreography by Michael Pink and music by Philip Feeney, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.  The ballet inspired by Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror includes seductive vampires, frightening mental patients and the king of the undead himself, Count Dracula.

The season continues with Colorado Ballet’s 54th annual production of The Nutcracker, November 29 through December 27, 2014The Nutcracker features unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes, onstage blizzards, timeless choreography and Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.  This enchanting holiday adventure will transport audiences to a magical world of awe and wonder.

Artists of Colorado Ballet in Dracula by Terry ShapiroColorado Ballet presents Ballet MasterWorks, February 20-March 1, 2015.  This collection of works from the masters of music and dance will showcase the dancers’ artistry and athleticism, highlighted by powerful live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.  Ballet MasterWorks includes Concerto Barocco, by choreographer George Balanchine and music by Johann Sebastian Bach; Fancy Free, choreographed by Jerome Robbins with music by Leonard Bernstein; and a work to be announced.  Colorado Ballet first performed a Ballet MasterWorks production in 2013.

The season closes with the children’s classic Peter and the Wolf, March 27-29, 2015Peter and the Wolf includes choreography by Michael Smuin and a musical score by Sergei Prokofiev.  This irresistible family adventure features familiar music, vibrant costumes, lively dancing and a spirited narration of the whimsical story that demonstrates true bravery and imagination.  The production will open with a special performance of Bruch Violin Concerto No.1, choreographed by Clark Tippet and music by Max Bruch.

Single tickets and season subscriptions are on sale now.  Tickets range from $25 to $155.  Visit www.ColoradoBallet.org or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2.

In addition to the main season productions, the Arvada Center will present Colorado Ballet at An Evening under the Stars at 7:30 p.m. on August 16, 2014 at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater.  This performance will feature excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula and other classical and contemporary works.  For more information, visit www.arvadacenter.org.

Beware of ticket scammers!

Friday, July 11, 2014

With single tickets to Colorado Ballet's 2014-2015 season going on sale on Tuesday, July 15, we want to remind our patrons to beware of ticket scammers.  Colorado Ballet sells tickets on our own website, www.coloradoballet.org and through our partners at Altitude Tickets (formerly known as TicketHorse), www.altitudetickets.com.  We encourage patrons to only buy tickets through these two websites.  Occasionally, we will also sell tickets to select performances through Travelzoo and LivingSocial.

Colorado Ballet does not partner with or endorse other ticketing services and we cannot guarantee the quality of ticketing services through other ticketing vendors.  We have heard complaints from patrons who have purchased through other sites, especially when it comes to extra fees.  Please be aware that Colorado Ballet does not charge additional fees when you select the print at home option on our website.  So, a $25 ticket is only $25 through print at home.  (The only additional ticketing fees we charge are for mailed tickets, will call or exchanges.)

Here are the 2014-2015 ticket prices:

  • Pointe Circle - $155
  • Spotlight Circle - $120
  • A Seating - $90
  • B Seating - $75
  • C Seating - $50
  • D Seating - $25

If a ticketing vendor wants to charge you much higher prices for these tickets or add on exorbitant handling fees, be suspicious!  We want our patrons to have a great experience before and during performances, so don't be fooled by ticket scammers.

On Tuesday, click here to purchase single tickets.  We hope you enjoy Colorado Ballet this season!

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Colorado Ballet to perform under the stars at Arvada Center

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Colorado Ballet will present An Evening under the Stars at 7:30 p.m. on August 16, 2014 at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater.

An Evening under the Stars will highlight Colorado Ballet’s 2014-2015 season by featuring previews from several ballets including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dracula.  The production will also include other classical and contemporary works.  The evening will close with Sandra Brown’s The Last Beat, with music by DeVotchKa, which premiered at Ballet Director’s Choice in March 2014.

Tickets range from $15 to $39.  Patrons who use promo code BALLET will receive 20 percent off covered seating tickets.  This promotion is for covered seats only, lawn seats are not valid and the promotion expires on August 1.  For more information, visit www.arvadacenter.org.

This performance marks the opening of Colorado Ballet’s 54th season, which includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream September 26-October 5, 2014, Dracula October 31-November 2, 2014, The Nutcracker November 29-December 27, 2014, Ballet MasterWorks February 20-March 1, 2015 and Peter and the Wolf March 27-29, 2015.

Artists of Colorado Ballet in "The Last Beat"
By Sue Daniels Photography

Colorado Ballet Academy opens 2014-2015 class registration

Monday, July 07, 2014

DENVER – Registration is now open for Colorado Ballet Academy’s 2014-2015 session of dance classes for children and adults.  The session begins on August 25 and will take place at Colorado Ballet’s new studios, located at 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.

The Academy offers a children’s program, pre-professional trainee program and adult and teen open program.  The children's program includes various dance classes for ages two to 10 in creative movement, ballet, tap and more.  Students in the children’s program study a variety of dance concepts while working on spatial awareness, problems solving and strengthening the body and brain.

Students must be invited to join the pre-professional trainee program and must meet the minimum standards regarding pointe work (for girls) and the physicality generally considered necessary for professional success in classical ballet.

“Several of our pre-professional students this fall will participate in online academic programs to allow for more concentration on their ballet training,” said Valerie Madonia, Colorado Ballet Academy Director.  “When not at work on academics, students will attend two daily ballet technique classes, augmented with pointe, pas de deux, modern, character, Pilates, variations and choreography classes taught by Academy faculty members as well as occasional guest artists. Art history and French language will also be introduced.”

Level 2 through pre-professional Colorado Ballet Academy students registered for the 2014-2015 session will have the opportunity to audition for roles in Colorado Ballet’s 2014 professional productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Nutcracker.

In addition to the children’s classes and the pre-professional classes, the Academy offers an adult and teen open program for ages 18 and up, with classes for various skill levels in ballet, tap and modern dance.

“We have so many things to look forward to at the Colorado Ballet Academy this fall including our new building,” said Madonia.  “Our new facility in the Art District on Santa Fe will allow us to grow the Academy by offering more classes in brand new, state-of-the-art studios.  We will also have better neighborhood parking for Academy families, a larger parent lounge and access to the new black box theater in the building, where we can present more Academy performances to the public.”

Colorado Ballet and Colorado Ballet Academy plan to move into their new building later in July 2014.  For more information about fall classes, visit www.coloradoballet.org/academy.

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